Metro’s Transit to Parks Strategic Plan presents a systematic vision for increasing access to parks and open space countywide. The goal is to find targeted, holistic ways to increase access to parks and open spaces, especially for communities of need. These communities, especially those that are not within walking distance or without convenient public transit to a park, are the focus of the Plan.
Expanding access is a key priority for the region as demonstrated in the Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment and the Southern California Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan, both of which highlight a lack of park and open space access.
LA County has a wealth of open space and recreational assets, but often these places are out of reach for County residents, particularly lower income, disadvantaged communities. Metro is committed to initiating partnerships and finding ways to increase access to parks and open spaces for LA County.